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About sweetersalt

Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.

Portland Dishcrawl Review PLUS a Discount!

A few months ago I was contacted by Mary from Dishcrawl Portland. Dishcrawl is much like a pub crawl, but with restaurants. At each event, ticket holders visit four restaurants in one night, sampling each restaurant’s specialties and meeting the chefs … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

If you follow my instagram or twitter, you may have bore witness to my vacation in February. Ross and I flew to LA, spent a few days seeing the sites, then drove to San Diego. From there, we made our … Continue reading

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Voting is Live in the American Lamb Pro-Am!

Hi all! I posted earlier this week with my recipe for Caribbean Roast Leg of Lamb with Mashed Yams and Mango Salsa. Well, voting in the American Lamb Pro-Am is live!  There are a total of 12 participating bloggers – 7 … Continue reading

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Caribbean Roast Leg of Lamb with Mashed Yams and Mango Salsa

When I was contacted by BostonChefs.com and the American Lamb Board about participating in the 2nd American Lamb Pro-Am on May 19 in Boston I was excited to say the least. As part of this challenge I was provided with … Continue reading

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Mexican Meatball Soup

Though Spring has kinda, sorta sprung around these parts, it is still pretty cool in the evenings. The perfect solution for cool spring weather? A festive soup that is at once soul warming and bright and cheery. Side note: you … Continue reading

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Giovanni Rana Pasta Giveaway

Remember when I posted a tasty little recipe for Baked Ravioli with Pesto, Artichokes, and Chicken Sausage last week? Well, good news! Giovanni Rana, who supplied me with the pesto and artichoke ravioli, is offering a giveaway to sweeter salt readers! Enter … Continue reading

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Cinderella Shoes

I received an L.L. Bean gift card from my mother-in-law for my birthday in February. Me being me, I wasn’t about to buy something outdoorsy and practical like, say, a pair of hiking shoes or a tent. No, no! I … Continue reading

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Baked Ravioli with Pesto, Artichokes, and Chicken Sausage

Welp, it’s been two months since I last blogged. Woops? I guess? I can’t really explain the absence, probably a combination of hating winter and blog fatigue. But! Here I am, back with a super easy, tasty dish that I … Continue reading

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Green Juice – Without a Juicer

I’m totally jumping on the “let’s make up for all the Christmas cookies and glasses of champagne we consumed in December and drink liquified greens in January!” train. But, to my credit, I’ve been drinking green smoothies for years. Typically, … Continue reading

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Chambray and Tweed

Whoopsie! Unintentional month-long blog break. Something about the holidays, a touch of what might be Seasonal Affective Disorder (I’ve been taking Vitamin D and I’m considering a Happy Light), and a lack of inspiration and I somehow vacated my little … Continue reading

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